City Workers Face 12 More Furlough Days Starting This Fall

By • Jul 19th, 2010 • Category: Blog, News, Politics
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The Healy administration on Friday informed city employees that they will have to take part in another 12 furlough days between September 2010 and June 2011 as Jersey City continues to stare down a large budget gap.

The administration says this year’s furloughs, which follow a similar 12-day furlough program last fiscal year, will save the city about $2 million. At last week’s City Council meeting, business administrator Jack Kelly said additional cost-cutting measures, including closing the Police Academy, reducing the vehicle fleet and potential layoffs, are on the table.

In a statement released today, Mayor Healy pointed to reduced revenue, including a $30 million reduction in state aid, as the major reason for the city’s continued budget woes.

Like last year, the police and fire departments will not be affected by the furlough days, and neither will autonomous agencies like the Municipal Utilities Authority, the Incinerator Authority and the Parking Authority.

Here is the list of all 12 furlough days for various departments:

Department of Administration, City Clerk, Health & Human Services, Office of the Mayor, Public Works, Tax Assessor, Housing, Economic Development & Commerce

  • Friday, September 3, 2010
  • Friday, October 8, 2010
  • Monday October 25, 2010
  • Friday, November 12, 2010
  • Thursday, December 23, 2010
  • Friday, January 14, 2011
  • Monday, February 14, 2011
  • Friday, March 18, 2011
  • Friday, April 1, 2011
  • Monday, April 25, 2011
  • Friday, May 27, 2011
  • Monday, June 20, 2011

Department of Recreation

  • Friday, September 3, 2010
  • Tuesday, October 12, 2010
  • Monday, October 25, 2010
  • Monday, November 15, 2010
  • Thursday, December 23, 2010
  • Friday, January 14, 2011
  • Monday, February 14, 2011
  • Friday, March 18, 2011
  • Friday, April 1, 2011
  • Monday, April 25, 2011
  • Friday, May 27, 2011
  • Monday, June 20, 2011

Department of Law & Municipal Courts

  • Friday, September 3, 2010
  • Friday, October 8, 2010
  • Friday, October 29, 2010
  • Friday, November 12, 2010
  • Thursday, December 23, 2010
  • Friday, January 14, 2011
  • Friday, February 18, 2011
  • Friday, March 18, 2011
  • Friday April 1, 2011
  • Friday April 29, 2011
  • Friday, May 27, 2011
  • Friday June 17, 2011

Photo: Steve Gold



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  • Arsenia

    Very disappointing. These workers didn’t cause the crisis and they are forced to lose wages meanwhile Healy has given tax abatements out to the corporations and developers. Sick.

  • Synonymous

    healy isn’t the first and won’t be the last mayor to use abatements. just for the record, it’s the council(s) that hand them out. this administration has not been one of the best, but cunningham mismanaged, schundler sold off every public asset the city owned, and mccann went to jail. this crisis has been in the making for years, and christie’s cold turkey on state aid is bringing it to a head.

    unless healy lays off police and fire, furloughs are window dressing.